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Butter isn't bad for your health

There is no link between consuming butter and an increased risk of heart disease or stroke, the study says.

But it isn't good for you either, according to new research, which has declared butter a "neutral" food.

Teen talk you need to know

Do you think you could have a conversation with these three and know what they were saying? Yeah, me neither.

A father of high school students lets us in on the latest teen speak.

Actor stuns in Marc Jacobs campaign video

The Marc Jacobs gig comes after Susan Sarandon was announced as the face of L'Oreal Paris in January.

Susan Sarandon has been photographed in a stunning portrait for Marc Jacob's Fall 2016 collection.

We need these lashes

These lashes don't need any glue. We're listening.

They work with magnets rather than glue, and we absolutely need to try them.  

Kid sizzles sausages for kiwi

Lepperton School student Monte Woodward, 8, points himself in the direction of saving native birds.

"I want to make sure my kids grow up with kiwis."

A dog's best friend

Geoff Bowers has devoted his life to dogs.

When former British special forces sergeant Geoff Bowers joined the police, he was given two choices: guns or dogs.

George Clarke: Monsters by the sea

George Clarke says Kiwis need to be careful of how we build beside the sea.

TV architect says huge homes by the sea don't complement NZ's beautiful beaches.

Best Auckland pizzas

The margherita at Prego on Ponsonby Rd.

Some of Auckland's best pizza offerings.

Five of Auckland's best winter malls

Auckland is the home of great shopping - but finding the perfect location can be tricky.

One of the best things about living in a big city? Easy access to all the heart desires.

Wow garden in Gore

When the Clelands bought their property, this area was a rough paddock with a stream at the edge; the stream was dug out ...

In a skilfully designed Southland garden, plants are carefully chosen to withstand the chilly conditions

5 house plants you can't kill

Mother-in-law's tongue is indestructible - and easy to propagate too

Want to brighten your home or office but struggle to keep plants alive? These tips are for you.

Never judge another parent

Amie battling with her son in the clip.

See that screaming kid? Brat, right? Don't be too quick to criticise.

A snow globe on your nails?

Tiny snow globes are the latest nail accessory.

Just when you thought manicure trends couldn't get any crazier, there's this.

And they call it puppy love video

An enthusiastic puppy helping a tiny kitten out of a sticky situation has melted heart around the world.

Another cute kitten and this time a puppy too, in a heart-melting tale of intrepid adventure and enthusiastic rescue.

Olympic uniforms, or Kmart? video

The uniforms were designed by Shane Hansen in collaboration with long-term New Zealand Olympic team clothing partner Peak.

Fitting attire for our best athletes, or randomly selected from Les Mills? Hard to say.

No fat chocolate, it's a thing

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Stock Photo - Heap of Chocolate on wooden background

Scientists in the US say they have worked out how to remove fat from chocolate.

Miss Teen USA loses the tog parade

The swimsuit section of beauty competitions has long been both a draw card and a bone of contention.

Teen beauty queens in the US will no longer don swimsuits as the competition embraces a new attitude.

A Taste of... Remuera's newest Italian

Remuera locals are booking out this new neighbourhood spot.

The tiny Neapolitan eatery is big on taste.

Pippa Middleton's Wimbledon flash video

Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 27/6/16 Pippa Middleton ...

The royal in-law's designer dress gave a little trouble as she tried to sit down.

Dual-key units sell like hot cakes

Park Residence Apartments in the Auckland CBD, developed by Conrad Properties, include dual-key apartments, which are ...

Live in one, rent out the other - dual-key apartments offer more bang for your buck.

Is it ever ok for kids to lie?

Children tell lies for many reasons, such as avoiding getting into trouble, or protecting themselves from embarrassment.

Is it ever okay for children to tell lies?

Would you help both children?

Would you help both of these children? Guess what, it's the same girl.

One girl, two outfits and a shockingly different response to her need for help.

Kris Jenner's jewellery line mocked video

This particular piece from the collection had them laughing in the aisles.

Kardashian's "momager" proudly shared the latest additions to signature collection...then the jokes started.

Disney dumplings on the menu

Pork and vegetable filled buns are dyed green to resemble The Little Green Men from “Toy Story.”

At Hong Kong's Disneyland, the magic even extends into its food. 

Block couple shed light on baby plans

Expectant parents Alex and Corban Walls.

Their first baby is due in 13 weeks, thoughts are turning to ways they might be able to lull their newborn into a sleep routine.

Judi Dench gets inked

Judi Dench got inked, proving you are never too old for anything.

The James Bond actress has celebrated her birthday in style.

NZ's Olympic uniform falls flat gallery video

There is little to love in the New Zealand Olympic uniforms worn by Tim Mikkelson and Liz Thompson.

Experts rip shapeless threads to shreds; PM says our athletes would look good in anything.

Some fat activists reject their own, says academic video

Katie LeBesco was a keynote speaker at a fat studies conference in Palmerston North.

Some fat activists are rejecting those who try to lose weight, says a New York academic.

Advice for a 16-year-old video

1. You might want to, but don't.

To mark Stuff's sweet 16, we asked our readers what advice they'd give their teen selves.

Model 'needs' $370m in divorce

Christina Estrada on the red carpet at Cannes 2011.

Christina Estrada says she needs the cash to keep up her lavish lifestyle.

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